Luttrell brothers sign to play for FSCC

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Keagan (left middle) and Kiefer Luttrell, Iola High seniors, signed letters of intent to play football next year for Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott. On hand for the signing were their parents Mike and Melinda Luttrell (seated) and Iola High head football coach Rick Horton (standing).

Coming off the best football season in over 20 years, Iola High senior brothers Kiefer and Keagan Luttrell were looking for a college to play football. They found it and they are sticking together.
The Luttrell brothers recently signed letters of intent to play football for Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott.
Fort Scott finished second in the Jayhawk Conference at 6-1 behind two-time national champion Butler County. The Greyhounds went 9-2 overall, ending the season with a 30-14 win over Blinn, Texas, in the Heart of Texas Bowl game and the No. 6 ranking in the NJCAA final poll.
“Keagan and Kiefer are outstanding young men and talented football players,” said Jeff Sims, FSCC head football coach, who is in his third year guiding the Greyhounds.
“We’re excited about have both of them here. We’ll get them working and put some weight on. They both will help us out.”
Sims said Fort Scott is looking at Kiefer as quarterback and Keagan as a safety.
Kiefer 5-11, 190, is a first-team All-Southeast Kansas League selection. As the Mustangs’ quarterback, he led the team in rushing with 833 yards on 148 carries and 12 rushing touchdowns.
Kiefer completed 72 of 147 passes for 1,222 yards. He had nine touchdown passes and seven interceptions. He scored 72 points.
As a linebacker, Kiefer had six solo tackles, five assisted tackles. one interception and one quarterback sack.
“Fort Scott is a good program and gives me an opportunity to play as a freshman,” Kiefer said. “The team has a winning tradition and I want to be part of something like that.”
For Keagan, Fort Scott was a good choice.
“I really liked the coaching staff at Fort Scott. It’s a winning team and they continue to build the program,” Keagan said. “It’s a good place for me to be able to contribute and play college football.”
Keagan was a second-team All-SEK selection. The 5-11, 152-pound senior caught 26 passes for 495 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver.
Keagan was second on the team in tackles with 41 solo stops and 23 assisted tackles. He was second in interceptions with four plus recovered two fumbles and had a quarterback sack.
Iola went 7-3 in 2008, 4-2 in the SEK for fourth and made the 4A playoffs.
Kiefer said he was undecided on a field of study in college. Keagan said he was leaning toward journalism.
The Luttrells are the sons of Mike and Melinda Luttrell of Iola.